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As the leaks continue to emerge, the Spanish top flight, La Liga, have urged UEFA to take action against Manchester City as well as fellow Abu Dhabi owned club PSG, and have warned that they could take it to the European Union courts. Are you still going to cling to this spurious notion that your club has been treated viciously by Uefa?

The "Football Leaks" documents, which include emails, contracts and presentations, were obtained by German publication Der Spiegel and reviewed by Reuters in partnership with worldwide media consortium European Investigative Collaborations.

The magazine has alleged that City sought to circumvent Financial Fair Play rules as club owner Sheikh Mansour topped up sponsorship deals with Abu Dhabi-based companies with discrete payments. In explaining the name, the club's chief legal adviser, Simon Cliff, allegedly noted in an internal email that the longbow was "the weapon the English used to beat the French at Crécy and Agincourt" - the implication being that Platini, a Frenchman, and his brainchild were the enemy.

"I'm completely honest, I don't know what happen because I'm a manager".

City manager Pep Guardiola was asked about the claims at a press conference to preview Wednesday's Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk. "We don't believe that's the only reason - we believe it's because we've worked hard".

Der Spiegel has also claimed that City struck a deal with UEFA to avoid a Champions League ban when it was found they had breached FFP rules, and that a third-party company to which they sold player image rights was also funded by the Sheikh.

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That's true but despite that it's incredible the people I'm working with and I'm a lucky guy to be here. Manchester City's Leroy Sane celebrates scoring their sixth goal with Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden.


Manchester City and Paris St-Germain "are cheating and should be sanctioned", according to La Liga following financial conduct allegations. And we want to do what we have to do in terms of the rules.

After £1.1bn, revealed by an internal document seen by Der Spiegel, was spent in the first four years of the Abu Dhabi regime, City were caught out by FFP at the first time of asking. "Of course I trust the club, what they have done".

David Frommer, spokesman for the European Club Association, said the organisation had "full trust in UEFA's organs of control in holding clubs to account".

Der Spiegel cited Man City documents in which officials wrote: "Without significant additional revenues".

Man City apparently wanted to shift some costs away from the club and helped set up a shell company called Fordham Sports Management with two British investors.

"This was a very good deal for MCFC", a PwC analyst, said, according to Der Spiegel.


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